Perfect Pairings with Prosecco Superiore DOCG!

Prosecco Superiore DOCG is renowned for its versatility and food-friendliness. Recently I had the pleasure of enjoying Prosecco paired with select dishes at Marche Maman, in NYC to see just how many dishes Prosecco can pair well with. 

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G is world renowned and very well known. Prosecco should not be referred to as “Champagne” because it’s not from Champagne and is in fact from Italy, in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene area.  Working in wine for so long, especially in retail, this can be confusing to many who seek to stop by and buy some quality bubbly. Prosecco is a fine choice that ranges from $13-25+ and should not be overlooked. 

We started the evening with some passed appetizers of Mini Braised Beef Roll topped with Cilantro, Lions Head Meatball with Ginger and Scallions, and Japanese Eggplant with Miso and Asparagus. Prosecco can absolutely stand up to meat, and when it comes to Asian inspired dishes, this bubbly is a winning pairing! The Prosecco’s paired were delightful and included the San Feletto- Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut, as well as the MasottinaValdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG “Extra Dry”.

Following some delicious small bites, we headed into their private dining space for a decadent Asian inspired family-style meal. For starters, we enjoyed one of my favorite Prosecco pairings, which were Steamed Pork Buns! The fattiness of the pork combined with the texture of the bun is what really stands up to these sparkling wines. The wines have enough acid and elegant bubbles to complement the juiciness of this dish, and I absolutely love the playfulness of this pairing and think you will too, especially when paired with the Perlage- Prosecco Superiore Canah Brut, and the Frassinelli Gianluca- Prosecco Superiore Spumante Extra Dry. 

For the main menu, we enjoyed Chilled Dan Dan Noodles with Pork Sauce, a side of Yu Choy and Pickled Mustard Greens, as well as the Stir-Fried Special Chicken! Paired with the main meal was some pretty Prosecco’s including, Villa SandiValdobbiadene Superiore Spumante di Cartizze Brut Vigna La Rivetta. Now that the cold weather is hopefully coming, one of my favorite pairings in the winter is a Romantic Comedy or Action Packed movie and curling up on the couch with a great bottle of Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Paired alongside I always suggest Fried Chicken or Asian Cuisine, and on a chilly fall night indoors, there is nothing better!

Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love. Please pair responsibly!

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.